Caroline May, Breitbart, October 30, 2015
Nearly a million aliens with final orders of removal remain in the U.S., about 20 percent of whom have been convicted of a crime, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Detailed in DHS responses to questions posed by Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, as of September 918,369 non-detained aliens with final orders of deportation remained in the U.S.
Of those 918,369 aliens with final orders of removal, 179,027 have criminal convictions and remain at large in the U.S.
“It is important to realize that 180K figure includes only the aliens convicted of a crime and ordered deported who remain in defiance of said order–it is not an estimate of total aliens who have committed crimes who are present in the U.S. or total aliens convicted of crimes who are present in the U.S., which would necessarily be a vastly larger figure,” a committee aide noted in an email.
The revelation that 179,027 criminal aliens with deportation orders remain in the U.S. comes as sanctuary cities–or jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities–are under fire in light of recent murders committed by released criminal aliens.